Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

More detail needed on protections to workers offered by new UK government jobs support scheme

Support announced means those working one-third of their usual hours will receive only 78 percent of their usual pay Chancellor’s announcement comes too late for many workers who have already lost their livelihoods due to uncertainty Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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Latest medical evidence showing rising risk of social transmission of Covid-19 makes urgent case for schools to make mandatory wearing face coverings on school buses

Ministers for Education and Infrastructure must intervene to issue guidance for all schools to enforce infection control measures on public transport Huge variations in approach taken by schools leaves drivers concerned for their own safety as well as that for … Continue reading

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Unite Road Transport and Commercial drivers condemn irresponsible actions of driver allowing children to drive an articulated vehicle on a Northern Ireland motorway

Davy McCord, Chair of Unite’s Road Transport, Commercial, Warehouse and Logistics regional industrial committee condemned recent reckless and sickening abuse of children forced to drive an articulated vehicle which was caught on video. “Recent videos appearing on the news and … Continue reading

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Unite the union, First Minister and deputy First Minister, along with First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, issue joint call for ‘urgent intervention’ by Prime Minister Johnson to save aerospace jobs and skills

Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary of Unite was signatory to a letter involving the leaders of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland devolved authorities to Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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Unite Registered Childminders welcome Education Minister agreement of 100% plus uplift in financial support

Uplift on support provided has been achieved by powerful campaign fought by Registered Childminders but more is needed to secure future of vital sector Suzi Douglas, Chair of Unite Registered Childminders’ branch, welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Education Minister Peter … Continue reading

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